November 1st brought one of the largely anticipated restaurant openings to new King of Prussia Town Center, Founding Farmers (FF) welcomed guests to into its full-service restaurant and bar open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on weekends. FF is owned by more than 47,000 American family farmers of North Dakota Farmers Union and is supplied daily by hundreds of family farms everywhere. Their restaurants offer versions of all-American and farmhouse classics with modern interpretations and preparations. The focus is to provide guests with the freshest, highest quality ingredients that have been grown and harvested, and then expertly prepared by our talented chefs from scratch every day. Currently there are 4 FF locations and 2 sister restaurants.
The First Bake Cafe & Creamery located on the ground floor in King of Prussia serves light fare, coffees and scratch sodas, fresh baked breads, donuts and pies, and house-churned ice cream, all available to go or for enjoyment at the counter or one of the cafe tables. Throughout the collection of FF restaurants, they strive to create interesting, unique interiors. The best way they know how to do this is to step away from current, mass-produced culture and seek out the individual creative spirit as found in original pieces of art and custom-made designs. Aligned with our principles to stay close to our sources (as we do with our food and drink), they collaborate with local and regional artists and designers.
At FF King of Prussia, collaborations with local and regional artists produced original pieces of art that reflect the spirit of our restaurant and tell the story of how our FF inspired us. Featured artists include: Darla Jackson, Patrick Cabry, Neile Cooper, Nathan Loda, and Constance Stuven. The artists are as important as the art itself, as with the farmer and the crop. FF wants their guests to appreciate the artwork in the restaurants and the stories they tell. They work to create a restaurant atmosphere that allows guests to be fed not only delicious food and drink, but also mind food to nourish and entertain their intellect, heart, and soul.
Julia Bigelow, is the talented head baker in KOP and does an incredible job baking up amazing creations. FF donuts and bagels are an incredible way to start the day. From freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to craft cocktails with FF proprietary spirits – the menus vary from restaurant to restaurant. Jon Arroyo is the Beverage director and has been with the team since day one. His ability to create incredible cocktails is simply amazing utilizing spirits that are distilled back in the DC distillery, Founding Spirits, so the journey goes directly from the still to your glass.
Pierogies are unique to the menu in King of Prussia, as well as protein and grain bowls for the health conscious. And sometimes its nice to indulge, hand spun milkshakes are very popular! The DC/MD/VA locations are known for their fried chicken and waffles – but in KOP, they took a different route and serve the Fried Chicken & Donut– which is new, exciting, and delicious.
We have no doubt you’ll be astonished by the vast menu at FF. Starting at the very top of the lunch/dinner menu you will see the Social Bites section. These plates are perfect for snacking tapas style and pair excellently with a craft cocktail, beer, or wine. From this section we’d suggest you sample the Glazed Bacon Lollis, Ahi Tuna Bites, and Pierogies (pan fried or boiled) with various fillings from traditional Potato, Cheese, Spinach, Chicken, Pork and Loaded Baked Potato to Beef, Rice, and Cheese.
Next there is the Table & Farm Breads all made in house at the bakery. We tried tried the Prosciutto & Fig Toasts with fig jam and mascarpone. A very popular choice is also the Signature Skillet Cornbread with sea salted honey butter and Pretzels & Dips with pimento cheese, BBQ mustard, and sour cream & onion dip.
So next time you’re in King of Prussia make sure to check OpenTable to reserve your table at Founding Farmers King of Prussia. And if you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy the restaurant you can always grab something to go from the bakery!